Society/Culture Police 40 %

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Gethelred

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Having methods of de-escalation being the primary means of dealing with potentially violent situations does not entail that police cannot ever use violence.

There is a reason de-escalation and crime prevention has better results over time than hard line policing.
 

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Herne Hill Hammer

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Having methods of de-escalation being the primary means of dealing with potentially violent situations does not entail that police cannot ever use violence.

There is a reason de-escalation and crime prevention has better results over time than hard line policing.
I'm pretty sure that's how they already operate, perhaps they just need better training. De-escalation can be slotted in here anywhere you like.

Presence
Voice commands
Empty hand gestures (hand signals, directions)
Closed hand tactics (striking, restraining)
Non-Lethal Weapons (tazer, oc / capsicum spray, baton)
Lethal force

You can run through the above or you can skip levels and even go directly to lethal force if the situation dictates it.

There are situations when a big burly bloke / s would come in handy.

Have you seen the video doing the rounds of the two coppers in Sydney trying to restrain the bloke in what looks like a courtyard? The first copper is male and looks about 15 and 50kg wringing wet and shitting himself, the second copper is a female and you don't see her make an appearance until the male has tazered the bloke in the head. It's an absolute mess, the person they're trying to restrain seems to be offering no resistance yet they still saw fit to tase him.

I don't know what's led up to this but have a watch of the video on this, what a farce.

 

BeligerentBlue

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The praetorian guard was more a bodyguard than a police force no?
They acted as police, quelling riots, crowd control, investigating civil and political intrigues etc for years but got too powerful so they brought in the " cohorts urbanae" which then acted as police.
If you abolish police the rich will still have their private police as they always have, it is the poor that get mouth raped when none are around.
 

Marcel Proust

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They acted as police, quelling riots, crowd control, investigating civil and political intrigues etc for years but got too powerful so they brought in the " cohorts urbanae" which then acted as police.
If you abolish police the rich will still have their private police as they always have, it is the poor that get mouth raped when none are around.
Wiki has them under secret police. is interesting. They choose well after taking out Nero.

I didn't know the ancient Greeks had cops. Makes sense with blokes like Draco
 

Navyblues09

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Given the reports where the 40% was suggested were done in the early 1990s, those cops are probably all retired.

What is the current percentage?

Plus its in America.

Are there any Australian statistics?

I wonder what the % of police getting hospitalised due to assaults is vs their partners.

Does anyone look closely at stats or just read something on Twitter and assume its real?
According to the Greens it’s firefighters who Australian women need to be afraid of!
 

Leeda

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What's your industry, if you don't mind me asking?

I'm in banking so there's plenty of terrible people, but not the violent kind of terrible.
Haha.. you might dissolve yourself of the terrors of the dubious banking system but you'll never dissuade me from being Frank...
you'll never be that good.. much like a lecher in a porno movie.. ;)
 

Johnny Bananas

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